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"scuff" in British English

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scuffverb [T]

uk   us   /skʌf/
to make a ​roughmark on a ​smoothsurface, ​especially on a ​shoe or ​floor: Please ​weartrainers in the ​gym, to ​avoid scuffing the ​floor. If you scuff ​yourfeet (= ​pullyourshoes along the ​ground as you ​walk) like that, you'll ​ruinyourshoes.
scuffed
adjective uk   us   /skʌft/
The book's a little scuffed along the ​spine, but it was the only ​copyleft on the ​shelf.

scuffnoun [C]

/skʌf/ (also scuff mark)
a ​roughmark made on a ​smoothsurface, ​especially on a ​shoe or ​floor: They ​wearsoftovershoes to ​protect the ​floor from scuffs. Do you have anything for getting ​rid of scuff ​marks on ​shoes?
(Definition of scuff from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scuffverb [T]

 us   /skʌf/
to make a ​mark on a ​smoothsurface, esp. on a ​shoe or ​floor: Always ​wearsneakers in the ​gym to ​avoid scuffing the ​floor. If you scuff ​yourfeet, you do not ​lift them as you ​walk.
(Definition of scuff from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scuff”
in Chinese (Simplified) 磨损,磨坏(尤指鞋或地板)…
in Turkish ayaklarını sürümek…
in Russian поцарапать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 磨損,磨壞(尤指鞋或地板)…
in Polish zdzierać, zarysować, porysować…
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